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GOP firebrand Michele Fiore enters Nevada governor's race

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas city councilwoman who gained national attention for her support of militiamen who clashed with federal law officers during armed standoffs last decade said Tuesday she is running for governor of Nevada. Republican Michele Fiore...

Hezbollah leader declares his group has 100,000 fighters

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader declared for the first time on Monday that his powerful militant group has 100,000 trained fighters. His speech appeared to be meant as a deterrent to domestic foes following the nation’s worst internal violence in years. ...

6 combatants, 2 workers killed in fresh violence in Kashmir

Oct. 16, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India- (AP) — Assailants fatally shot two non-local workers in two targeted attacks in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday night, police said, days after five people were killed in a similar fashion in the disputed region. The killing comes hours after...

Mali's Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops

Oct. 14, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — It’s been nine years since Islamic extremists in northern Mali arrested Zahra Abdou on charges of showing her hair and wearing an outfit they said was too tight. The al-Qaida-linked militants who had seized control of this fabled desert center...

Palestinians: 250 prisoners held by Israel on hunger strike

Oct. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — At least 250 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel have begun a hunger strike to protest their relocation to isolated cells, officials said Wednesday. The hunger strike, led by the militant Islamic Jihad group, comes amid heightened tensions in...

Turkey: Russia, US failed to restrain Syrian Kurdish militia

Oct. 13, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister Wednesday accused Russia and the United States of failing to keep to their promise to restrain Syrian Kurdish militia from attacking Turkey. He said Ankara is forced to act to eliminate the threat as a result. Mevlut...

Indian troops kill 5 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Oct. 12, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected militants in two clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, a day after rebels killed five army soldiers in a gunfight in the disputed region. The first clash erupted following a raid by...

Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4

Oct. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Monday, killing at least four people, rescue workers and a war monitor said. Turkey's president, meanwhile, said his country was losing patience with...

5 Indian soldiers killed in gunfight with rebels in Kashmir

Oct. 11, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five Indian soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle with militants fighting against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir on Monday, officials said, as violence in the disputed region has increased in recent weeks. Police and soldiers...

Iraq's parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy

Oct. 10, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of the young activists...